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  1. Content type: Research

    For 30 years, women have sought equal opportunity to be included in trials so that drugs are equitably studied in women as well as men; regulatory guidelines have changed accordingly. Pregnant women, however, ...

    Authors: Melba F. Gomes, Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez, Abha Saxena and Annette C. Kuesel

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):172

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

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    During the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated Ebola-positive pregnant women in its Ebola Treatment Centers (ETCs). For pregnant women with confirmed Ebola virus disease, inclusion...

    Authors: Séverine Caluwaerts

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):157

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    A study on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among 200 married women in Malappruam, Kerala, India, chose to exclude married women below the age of 18 from participation. Marriages before age 18 are not consi...

    Authors: Mala Ramanathan and K. Sakeena

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):169

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    Though many women in need of access to HIV preventive regimes are pregnant, there is a dearth of data to guide these care decisions. While oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been shown to prevent HIV inf...

    Authors: Kristen A. Sullivan and Anne D. Lyerly

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):171

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  5. Content type: Research

    Pregnant women experience unique physiological changes pertinent to the effective prevention and treatment of common diseases that affect their health and the health of their developing fetuses. In this paper,...

    Authors: Barbara J. Sina

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):170

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  6. Content type: Research

    This paper explores the ethical implications of a randomized double-blind clinical trial aimed to determine effectiveness and safety of an oxytocin receptor antagonist versus a betamimetic in the treatment of ...

    Authors: Sofía P. Salas

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):168

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  7. Content type: Research

    Laos has the highest maternal mortality ratio in mainland Southeast Asia but there has been little research conducted with pregnant women. We aim to discuss ethical challenges in enrolling pregnant women in re...

    Authors: Vilada Chansamouth, Rose McGready, Danoy Chommanam, Soukanya Homsombath, Mayfong Mayxay and Paul N. Newton

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):167

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  8. Content type: Research

    Kerala, the southernmost Indian state, is known as the diabetes capital of the country. A community-based lifestyle modification program was implemented in the rural areas of Kerala, India, to assess effective...

    Authors: Elezebeth Mathews

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):165

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    Research during pregnancy is affected by multiple ethical challenges which have not received sufficient international attention and consideration from the bioethics, clinical, and policymaking communities work...

    Authors: Adrienne Hunt, Natalie Banner and Katherine Littler

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):158

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  10. Content type: Research

    The exclusion of pregnant women from health research remains a significant challenge globally. In settings where cultural traditions and gender norms support a more restricted decision-making role for women in...

    Authors: Kenneth Ngure, Susan Brown Trinidad, Kristin Beima-Sofie, Jared M. Baeten, Nelly R. Mugo, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Renee Heffron, Grace John-Stewart and Maureen C. Kelley

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):160

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  11. Content type: Research

    Informed consent is the heart of ethical research. For any consent to be ethically valid, it should meet certain critical criteria— disclosure and understanding of relevant information, decision making compete...

    Authors: Hema Dhumale and Shivaprasad Goudar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):166

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  12. Content type: Research

    Scarce research with pregnant women has led to a dearth of evidence to guide medical decisions about safe and effective treatment and preventive interventions for pregnant women and their potential offspring. ...

    Authors: Carla Saenz, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Rieke van der Graaf, Leslie Meltzer Henry and Anna C. Mastroianni

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):173

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 3

  13. Content type: Introduction

    Despite a global need for the use of medication during pregnancy, the medical research community lacks robust evidence for safety and efficacy of treatments and preventives often taken by pregnant women. Given...

    Authors: Margaret Olivia Little and Marisha N. Wickremsinhe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14(Suppl 3):156

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  14. Content type: Review

    It is critical to increase the uptake of interventions proven to be effective to improve maternal and perinatal outcomes. Supply kits have been suggested to be a feasible strategy designed to ensure timely ava...

    Authors: Alicia Aleman, Giselle Tomasso, María Luisa Cafferata, Mercedes Colomar and Ana Pilar Betran

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:175

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  15. Content type: Research

    In low-middle income countries and other areas of poverty, menstrual hygiene management (MHM) can be problematic for women and girls. Issues include lack of knowledge about menstruation and MHM, and stigma aro...

    Authors: Linda Mason, Muthusamy Sivakami, Harshad Thakur, Narendra Kakade, Ashley Beauman, Kelly T. Alexander, Anna Maria van Eijke, Kayla F. Laserson, Mamita B. Thakkar and Penelope A. Phillips-Howard

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:174

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  16. Content type: Research

    The ethical discussion about abortion has been polarized in Finland and the Republic of Ireland, two European countries with very different abortion legislation (liberal vs. highly restrictive). The aim of the...

    Authors: Anne-Mari Mustonen, Tommi Paakkonen, Esko Ryökäs and Petteri Nieminen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:163

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  17. Content type: Research

    Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has been implicated in sexual complications among women, although there is paucity of research evidence on sexual experiences among married women who have undergone th...

    Authors: Tammary Esho, Samuel Kimani, Isaac Nyamongo, Violet Kimani, Samuel Muniu, Christine Kigondu, Patrick Ndavi and Jaldesa Guyo

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:164

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  18. Content type: Research

    World Health Organization defines female genital mutilation/cutting as all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for no...

    Authors: Yohannes Mehretie Adinew and Beza Tamirat Mekete

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:162

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  19. Content type: Research

    Approximately 2.7 million neonatal deaths occur annually, with highest rates of neonatal mortality in countries that have recently experienced conflict. Constant instability in South Sudan further strains a we...

    Authors: Samira Sami, Kate Kerber, Solomon Kenyi, Ribka Amsalu, Barbara Tomczyk, Debra Jackson, Alexander Dimiti, Elaine Scudder, Janet Meyers, Jean Paul De Charles Umurungi, Kemish Kenneth and Luke C. Mullany

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:161

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  20. Content type: Research

    Obstetric fistula (OF) is a maternal morbidity associated with high rates of stillbirth, amenorrhea, and sexual dysfunction. Limited data exists on the reproductive outcomes of women in the years following a f...

    Authors: Dawn M. Kopp, Jeffrey Wilkinson, Angela Bengtson, Ennet Chipungu, Rachel J. Pope, Margaret Moyo and Jennifer H. Tang

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:159

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  21. Content type: Research

    Health worker performance has been the focus of numerous interventions and evaluation studies in low- and middle-income countries. Few have examined changes in individual provider performance with an intervent...

    Authors: Janie Benson, Joan Healy, Sally Dijkerman and Kathryn Andersen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:154

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  22. Content type: Research

    We conducted a process evaluation to assess how the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Strategic Approach to strengthening sexual and reproductive health policies and programs (“the SA”) was used in 15 countries t...

    Authors: Shusmita Rashid, Julia E. Moore, Caitlyn Timmings, Joshua P. Vogel, Bela Ganatra, Dina N. Khan, Radha Sayal, A. Metin Gülmezoglu and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:153

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Violence against women is a well understood devastating global pandemic, and human right violation. One in three women experienced intimate partner violence worldwide. In Ethiopia, the level of domestic violen...

    Authors: Agumasie Semahegn, Kwasi Torpey, Abubakar Manu, Nega Assefa and Augustine Ankomah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:155

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  24. Content type: Research

    Health professionals are striving to improve respectful care for women, but they fall short in the domains of effective communication, respectful and dignified care and emotional support during labour. This st...

    Authors: Sarie J. Oosthuizen, Anne-Marie Bergh, Robert C. Pattinson and Jackie Grimbeek

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:151

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  25. Content type: Research

    Instruments to assess quality of maternity care in Central and Eastern European (CEE) region are scarce, despite reports of poor doctor-patient communication, non-evidence-based care, and informal cash payment...

    Authors: Nicholas Rubashkin, Imre Szebik, Petra Baji, Zsuzsa Szántó, Éva Susánszky and Saraswathi Vedam

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:152

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